TSX-Listed Voyager Digital ‘Temporarily’ Suspends Trading, Deposits, and Withdrawals – Bitcoin News

After the TSX-listed Voyager Digital revealed that it was owed $655 million from Three Arrows Capital (3AC), the company secured a $500 million credit line from Alameda Ventures in order to “safeguard customer assets.” Five days later on July 1, Voyager announced the crypto company was “temporarily suspending trading, deposits, withdrawals and loyalty rewards.” Another … Read more

BlockFi announces deal with FTX US, including ‘option to acquire’ for $240M

FTX US has inked a deal with BlockFi that will give the crypto derivatives exchange the option to purchase the lending firm. In a Friday Twitter thread, BlockFi CEO Zac Prince said the crypto lending firm had signed agreements with FTX US for a $400-million revolving credit facility as well as the option to acquire … Read more

FTX on the verge of purchasing BlockFi in $25M fire sale: Report

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is close to purchasing digital asset lender BlockFi’s remaining assets for $25 million, according to CNBC. According to sources close to the matter, BlockFi’s equity investors were wiped out and are now writing their positions off at a loss. In addition, the FTX deal could take multiple months to close, opening up … Read more

Contagion: Genesis faces huge losses, BlockFi’s $1B loan, Celsius’s risky model

It’s been another day of watching the ripples of contagion spread through the crypto market. With Three Arrows Capital being ordered into liquidation by a British court, details have also emerged today of BlockFi liquidating a $1B loan to 3AC, and the fallout from the insolvency was partly to blame for lending firm and market … Read more

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Warns More Crypto Company Insolvencies Are Coming – Bitcoin News

In a recent interview, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the popular exchange FTX, warned that some crypto exchanges are “secretly insolvent” and may soon fail. Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda Research have already helped Blockfi and Voyager Digital as the 30-year-old billionaire says sometimes you have to do “what it takes to sort of stabilize things … Read more

Surprise twist as BlockFi receives Money Services License in Iowa

Just two weeks after being fined by Iowa’s regulators for offering and selling unregistered securities, crypto lending platform BlockFi announced on June 28 thait has received a Money Services License in the state. The Iowan license will allow the crypto lender to receive money and sell payment instruments in the state. BlockFi on Twitter stated … Read more

Crypto Firm Voyager Digital Secures a $500M Line of Credit From Alameda Ventures to Cope With 3AC Exposure – Bitcoin News

Three days ago, Bitcoin.com News reported on the publicly listed company Voyager Digital after the crypto firm announced that it was owed $655 million worth of digital assets. Now according to a press release from Voyager, the company has secured funds from Alameda Ventures in order to get more access to liquidity. Voyager Borrows $500 … Read more

FTX may be planning to purchase stake in BlockFi: Report

Crypto exchange FTX is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in BlockFi following the company issuing a $250 million credit to the lending firm. According to a Friday report from the Wall Street Journal, FTX is currently in discussions with BlockFi regarding the crypto exchange purchasing a stake in the firm, but no equity … Read more

Crypto Lender Blockfi Secures $250 Million Line of Credit From FTX, CEO Says Capital Will Bolster Its Balance Sheet – Bitcoin News

Jamie Redman Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News … Read more

Iowa regulator orders BlockFi to pay $943K over alleged unregistered securities offering

The Iowa Insurance Division, or IID, a regulator responsible for many securities sales in the state, has fined crypto lending firm BlockFi more than $943,000 after allegedly offering and selling unregistered securities. In a Tuesday announcement, the state regulator said BlockFi had “offered and sold securities in Iowa that were not registered or permitted for … Read more